Monday 1 February 2016

The One for Me (Danvers #8) by Sydney Landon ~ #bookreview #releaseday @SignetEclipse @BerkleyRomance #contemporaryromance
The One for Me (Danvers #8)


The New York Times bestselling author of Watch Over Me delivers a steamy new novel of irresistible attraction in her popular Danvers series.

Mark DeSanto has never denied himself anything—especially in the bedroom. Rich, attractive, and successful, men envy him and women desire him. But when a sweet, guileless beauty faints at his feet, he suddenly finds himself wondering if it’s time to look for something more lasting...

Until her divorce, Crystal Webber never knew what it was like to follow her heart. Now she wants to experience all life has to offer. So when she catches a glimpse of Mark DeSanto in the halls of Danvers International, she’s instantly infatuated—and eager to join him for a walk on the wild side. Fainting at his feet wasn’t her plan, but at least it got his attention...

But for the first time, Mark wants to take things slow, which—considering the electricity between them—may take far more willpower than he’s ever had.

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Signet | Penguin Group
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 8 in an ongoing series

My The One for Me Review . . .

I adore this series.  It's full of charm, humor, love, friendship, loyalty, family and passion.  In The One for Me, we finally get Mark's story.   Mark DeSanto has always been a bit of a mystery with his never attached dominant ways.   Even though he's the king of one night stands he's always been there when he's needed with his friends.  Crystal Webber is Ella's sister.  She's also been a bit repressed with her emotionally abusive mother and lackluster ex-husband.  After seeing Ella have her HEA she new that she wanted more, so she left her husband and filed for a divorce.

Post divorce Crystal now works at Danvers and has a lust crush on Mark Destudo aka Danver's Mr. Big.  It's was a crush from a far, she may have casually stalked Mark but never made a full attempt to start anything with him.  Especially since she thinks Mark is way out of her league.

However, one fateful day Crystal vomits on Mark and he then in turn takes care of her and never really lets her go after that.  At first Mark is determined to take care of Crystal but doesn't know why she's so different than any woman in his life before.  He knows he wants her but doesn't think he can give her what he thinks she needs.  But what's a bit of harmless flittering?

"Oh, for heaven's sake, admit you're mad at me for dissing you on Twitter! I can't take much more of this civilized bullying."

At first these two start with twitter fore play but then things take a turn for the worse, which makes Crystal take matters into her own hands by convincing Mark she only wants a sex only relationship.  Now that he knows what she wants, Mark gives in to Crystal.  But after he dives in, he immediately knows things are different and he doesn't know how to handle it.

" . . . I've never had to deal with feelings such as jealousy.  Apparently, it turns me into a bit of an asshole."

These Danver's alpha men always try to do whats right even though they often make the wrong decision.   What first starts as a sex only relationship turns into so much more for these two.

"I swear.  What is it with you men and this honor-able, do-the-right-thing crap?"

These two would've had a much easier time if they communicated better instead of running and of course if they had better parental units, but these issues did happen causing these two some angst before they gave in to love.

This was charmingly sweet.  I absolutely loved Mark.  One of the things that made Mark so charming was his relationship with his cousin Denny and also his naivety towards relationships.  Some of their angst was unnecessary but part of the journey for these two.  I absolutely adore this series.  Sure there were some better than others but all the characters are fantastic and their banter between each other is what truly makes this series.

4 Charmingly sweet thumbs up!

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